Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories

Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories

Courtesy Patti Perret


Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 7 2017
$23, 19 seniors & students, $10 children, under 4 free

The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens dedicates its latest exhibit, "Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories," to the life and career of the African-American science-fiction author, who was the only science-fiction writer to win the MacArthur Genius Grant. Since 2008, the museum has housed the literary archives of Butler, who was born in Pasadena and would have turned 70 on June 22 of this year (she died in 2006). Central to her work were subjects of race, gender, slavery and politics. The display features approximately 100 items, including journal entries, photographs, personal notes and first editions of her books, especially the 1979 best-selling novel Kindred.

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